WANA (DEC 15) – Parts of Iran’s Foreign Ministry’s response to the European Union: Iran is one of the leading governments in terms of women’s access to education and respect for human rights.


  • As we have repeatedly said, we have not provided any drones to be used in the Ukraine war.
  • Iran is ready to conclude the negotiations based on the draft of the Vienna negotiations, which was the result of months of hard and intensive negotiations.
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran, while strongly protesting against the imposition of unacceptable sanctions by the European Union, believes that the interaction and dialogue with this union and its members is only through the path of respect, trust and common interests.


European Union foreign ministers on Monday imposed new sanctions on Iran over its crackdown of anti-government protests and its drone deliveries to Russia, but pushed the adoption of a new package of measures against Moscow to later this week.


EU ministers decided in the case of Iran to add twenty individuals and one entity to the bloc’s sanctions list over human rights abuses, while four more people and as many entities were added in relation to drones.


The new sanctions include an asset freeze and a travel ban to the EU, which the bloc’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said “will take any action we can to support young women and peaceful demonstrators”.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian meets with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, in Tehran, Iran June 25, 2022. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency)